Socially Distanced Pantomime to Go Ahead at The Maltings this Christmas! Oh Yes it is!

KD Theatre Productions will be postponing their planned Sleeping Beauty to 2021and replacing it with their spectacular family production of ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ which was due to tour the UK this year but cancelled due to COVID-19.

The production will run from the 18th December 2020 – 2nd January 2021 at The Maltings, Ely, with social distancing in place around the auditorium and other safety measures.

Daniel Bell, Producer said ‘It’s been a very tough few months, with some of our other pantomimes being cancelled across the country, however, we have remained positive and worked around the clock and with the support of Ely City Council and the Maltings, Ely, are delighted to be producing a production this Christmas which our audiences can enjoy safely with social distancing in The Maltings. There will be some differences to our usual pantomimes, but audiences can still expect the mayhem and madness they’ve come to expect from our Pantomimes.’

As well as social distancing seating around the auditorium, audience members will have their temperatures checked and asked to sanitise their hands-on arrival. The show will run at 75 minutes with no interval (to minimise crowding) although audience members will have opportunity to purchase refreshments and merchandise before the show. For more information on all the safety measures in place please visit:

Katherine Hickmott, Producer said ‘Usually over 11,000 people attend the pantomime each year, however, due to social distancing we only have a maximum of 4,000 seats available so we expect the seats to sell quickly! Early booking is advised.

We can also reassure our audiences 100% that if we have to cancel the production due to restrictions implements, all tickets will be fully refunded. Ely is our home city venue, it’s where we started, we love our audiences, this year the pantomime will be needed more than ever!’

Those who have booked for the previously announced ‘Sleeping Beauty’ will be contacted by the Box Office team within the next 14 days and have the opportunity to transfer their tickets to next year, exchange for another production or receive a refund.

Tickets for The Wizard Of Oz will go on sale on the 25th September 2020 and you can purchase a bubble of 2 to 6 seats online (if you need more contact the box office). 01353 725 026

Press release from KD Theatre Productions

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